COVID surge hits Seattle Schools following winter break

Cases of COVID-19 in Seattle Public Schools have hit an all-time high since the winter break, with several schools going back to remote learning or closing temporarily.

SPS recorded a record 704 cases across the city in the first week of 2022. In Northwest Seattle, there are currently 177* cases; Ballard High School has 19* current cases (see below COVID dashboard for current cases across Seattle Schools).

SPS has chosen to return to remote learning at some schools, while others are fully closed due to staff sick leave requests. The following schools are closed or on remote learning:

  • Lincoln High School: Closed Jan. 13; no remote learning or athletics. Grab-and-go lunch will be avialalbe 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Cleveland High School: Closed Jan. 13; no remote learning or athletics. Grab-and-go lunch will be avialalbe 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Aki Kurose Middle School: Temporary remote learning starts Jan. 13 with a two-hour delay. Remote learning will last six days, with first day back in-person expected on Jan. 24.
  • South Shore PK-8: Temporary remote learning starts Jan. 13 with a two-hour delay. Remote learning will last six days, with first day back in-person expected on Jan. 24.
  • Franklin High School: Temporary remote learning started Jan. 12. Remote learning will last six days, with first day back in-person expected on Jan. 18.
  • Lowell Elementary School: Temporary remote learning started Jan. 12. First day back in-person expected on Jan. 20.

To get the latest news on Seattle Schools’ closures and remote learning, follow their Twitter feed.

*Updated with accurate data.

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